Develop your knowledge and understanding of emergencies seen in the athletic horse. This is a one-part course that can also be taken as part of the Equine critical care course bundle.
This module looks at head trauma, acute lameness and wounds, recumbency and heat exhaustion, including:
Head trauma – signs requiring urgent attention, types of head trauma, history, physical examination, skull factures, basilar fractures, petrous temporal bone fracture, mandible/maxillary fracture, eye injury, and emergency tracheotomy.
Acute lameness and wounds – acute lameness, history, assessment, differential diagnosis, emergency treatment, and wounds.
Recumbency and heat exhaustion – recumbency, differential diagnosis, stuck in ditch, stuck on fence, heat exhaustion, exhaustion, outcomes, heat stress, anhidrosis, exertional rhabdomyolysis, and synchronous diaphragmatic flutter.
Planning and equipment – personnel, facilities, and communication protocols.
Support and Resources
This online module includes an e-Book with content from Vetstream's Vetlexicon Equis followed by a quiz leading to a personalized certificate. Written by some of the world's leading veterinarians, ensuring accuracy and depth of content.
This course was written and peer reviewed by:
This module is worth approximately 60 minutes of CPD.